Roger Moore's 5 Most Iconic Bond Moments

Featuring that parachute jump and the greatest train fight in cinema history

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Sir Roger Moore may have been the fourth actor to play the role, but for many fans he'll always be the definitive James Bond. He starred as 007 for eleven years - more than any other actor - and will go down in legend for the mix of comedy and cool that he brought to the character.

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So now, following the sad news of Moore's death at the age of 89, we've rounded up just some of his most iconic Bond scenes:

The Spy Who Loved Me: Skiing Opener

When Alan Partridge re-enacted the entire skiing scene from The Spy Who Loves me ("Glang! Glanalangalangalangalangalang…"), many a viewer could relate. It is, after all, one of the most memorable movie openers of all-time.

After a lover betrays Bond post-tryst by notifying Soviet hitmen to his whereabouts, 007 is locked into a bullet-dodging ski chase down the Austrian alps. He expertly manoeuvres all danger, but soon meets the edge of a cliff that promises certain death.

As he soared off that brink back in 1977, the world held its breath and considered, if only for a second, that this might turn out to be the shortest and most disappointing movie ever made. And then that famous Union Jack parachute unravelled, and all was right with the world.

Octopussy: Train Fight

The Bond series is packed full of high-octane train-based scraps – From Russia With Love, Live and Let Die, Skyfall, we could go on – but Octopussy's has to rank as the best.

007, decked out in a terrifying gorilla suit, sneaks onto a circus train in a bid to disengage a nuclear warhead. As the train steams ahead, however, two sword-wielding assassins are hear his movements, forcing the super sleuth to climb onto the roof.

What follows is a tense, exhilarating, and beautifully choreographed battle that stands out in an otherwise light-hearted, lightweight film.

Live and Let Die: Bus Chase

In Live and Let Die, Moore's first outing as Bond, he tries to escape drug baron Kananga and the police force's clutches by careering down village roads in a (wobbly) double-decker bus.

He seems to be handling it pretty well - giving clues that his shady former life was spent manning the 24 to Pimlico - but there's no time to address such mysteries. Bond's bus is quickly approaching an extremely low bridge, and he's being closely tailed by foes. Whatever will he do?

Answer: accelerate, zen as Buddha, tearing half of the vehicle straight off like a foam heavy pint. Didn't need it, anyway.

Moonraker: Tram Fight

If you watched this scene as a kid, then you probably have it to blame for a crippling fear of heights (and/or big blokes with metal teeth).

007 has convinced Dr. Holly Goodhead (ha!) to climb upon the top of a malfunctioning cable car that is precariously balanced hundreds of feet in the air, because Bond is nothing if not banter.

But the secret agent's mid-air woo-athon goes awry after steel-mouthed henchman Jaws bites away at the car's propulsion cable, sending 007'across the roof and dangling off the edge ("Hang on James!" "The thought had occurred to me."). Jaws makes his way towards the couple, and the pair engage in a David and Goliath-esque fight to the death.

The Man With The Golden Gun: The Funhouse Shoot-Out

The Man With The Golden Gun might well be Roger's weakest outing as 007, but it did feature one of the Bond canon's most intriguing and memorable scenes.

Towards the end of the movie, henchman Nick Nack leads our hero into a funhouse, where Bond's mental faculties are put to the test by a series of optical illusions and fake-outs. He stays vigilant as the henchman plays with his mind from a control room, before finally realising that he can't win the game playing by somebody else's rules.

Bond manages to locate a secret escape route and climbs down the funhouse's staging structure. As Nick Nack anxiously tries to locate him on his various security screens, Bond silently confronts Francisco Scaramanga, and takes his shot.